Towards active support systems for architectural designing

Rabee Reffat, John S. Gero

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This paper proposes the application of a situated learning approach in designing integrated with a conventional CAD system. The approach is implemented in SLiDe (Situated Learning in Designing) and integrated as SLiDe-CAAD, to provide interactive support in designing exemplified within the composition of architectural shapes. SLiDe-CAAD is proposed to assist in maintaining the integrity of shape semantics or desired design concepts of interest in the design composition. SLiDe-CAAD is introduced to provide a collaboration between the designer and the computer during the process of designing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationPromise and Reality
EditorsDirk Donath
Place of PublicationWeimar, Germany
ISBN (Print)0952368765
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • CAAD systems
  • active designing support
  • situatedness


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